I just got home from the Liseberg press-day for this season, where we got info and tested some of the new stuff this year.
We start at the beginning by the entrance
There were three Liseberg rabbits which played around with the children that were with the group
It's not often that you see a park this empty
One of the new rides from last year
The first new ride we looked at was the new Ponny Karusellen
The press manager Julia Vasilis welcomed us to take a ride.
Parts of the old one that were removed had been around sine Liseberg opened in 1923
Rabbits doing their thing
The police wanted to see what was happening
This new model featured some really unstable horses that you can "ride" on
It really looks great, Zamperla really knows how to make it look good
The two bandits
Moving through the empty park
Maintenance guys hard at work
They have added a second entrance for the Quick pass
holders at Lisebergbanan
Normal work ethics, one is working and two are supervising
Next up was the new and improved Radiobilarna
They have replaced the old Volvo cars with 24 brand new ones, they have also moved the exit to a better location.
6 of the new cars sport a Police paint job, where as the rest of them have been, of course, given "Radio channel" based paint jobs...
One of the Bandit rabbits have found the perfect car
So did the other one
Ooops, wrong car...
Even the Liseberg CEO joined the fun (BTW he drives like a maniac).
The best thing with these new cars is the seatbelts, they are like a normal belt but you don't have to buckle them, just pull them over your head
Looks like they have got it to work now
Seems to be running really fast today
Can't wait to ride it later in the season
Empty or cloaking devices, you decide...
Kanonen without a stalled train
That helix is teh shit
Quick pass entrance on the Flume Ride
After stopping by the new game wheel (cookies), we got to the 3:rd new ride for this season, the Flygande Elefanterna
Liseberg had one in the past, which was removed at the same time as the old Scenic railway
The rabbits were still fooling around with the kids
Pretty standard ride, but two adults in a car is a bit heavy for the air pressure
Seems a bit too happy that this ride have returned
The entrance to the Quick Pass on Kanonen is up these stairs
The one on Balder is by the entrance to the little hut inside one turnaround
Quick pass screen, you have 15 minutes to get to your timeslot
Some cleaning is done to Uppswinget
The Ice-Bar have returned, last time there was one in a temporary building in 2006, but this time it might stay.
If you enjoy your visit at the Ice Bar then you now have the opportunity to have a meal served on plates made by Ice in the nearby restaurant
The old bar that were in conjunction with one of the restaurants in the area by the ghost hotel have had a complete re-theme and have become Spökbaren Gasten
(Ghost bar Gasten)
It was a bit too dark inside to take any good pictures, but it is meticulously themed into a really creepy place, with loads of fun things to see. They were also serving some special snacks there, maggots and cockroaches...
After a little stop by to get some snacks and listen about the new stuff in the park, we were able to walk around in the park and take pictures, do re-rides, etc.
Balder really looks great
They were still cleaning Uppswinget
New, never seen before picture from the Quick Pass line
Quick Pass line, oh I forgot between these images we managed to get 2 rides on Balder
It was running great for a cold day, but it was a bit sluggish on the lowest part, but I guess that 4 people on the train might be a bit light to get a good run
One of the ride ops complained that I put the bar too tight on the first run, so on the second one he did it for me, I haven't had that bar so far from my lap before
I was standing up the whole way...
More empty space
Next time there will be a lot more people here
Looks really nice!!
We weren't allowed to get on Rablader
We stopped by the wheel on the way home and decided to take some close ups of the finished wheel
It was a really nice day, and I would like to thank the people at Liseberg for the opportunity for us to visit.
BTW, I asked Julia if they had any plans for the space on the mountain where Aerovarvet/Kulingen stand, but I only got the reply that they did, so we might be in for a treat...
The season premier is this Saturday, so please pay a visit!!